In episode 48 of the Home Work podcast, Aaron and I discuss record keeping and overhead. I promise we made it interesting.
This week on the Home Work podcast, Aaron and I discuss invoicing tools and practices. Plus, we share some major Downton Abbey spoilers (seriously) and debut our new mailbag theme music, sent in by listener Kyle Evans. Thanks, Kyle!
This week on the Home Work podcast, Aaron and I continue our series on freelancing with Clients Pt. II – Education.
Aaron and I are joined by Shawn Blanc in episode 31 of Home Work to discuss the intercession of working from home and being a parent.
We’re Alive is my favorite podcast. Hands down. The (almost) weekly serial is about a group of mismatched people trying to survive a zombie infestation. I know, you’ve heard it a million times. But not like this.
Creator and writer KC Wayland is weaving a compelling story with real, believable characters I actually care about. The story is presented as an audio drama and the production is fantastic. Not only the acting and foley work, but the details. It’s clear that the team does its research into military procedure, the geography in and around Los Angeles and so on.
There are characters I cheer for, others I loathe and a few whose allegiance is unclear. They’re often the most compelling I look forward to a new episode every Monday.
The show has just celebrated its 100th episode with the release of a re-designed site and an iOS app. KC also announced that a book is in the works, “Burt’s Story,” which details the backstory of my favorite character. I can’t wait to buy it (Burt is the best, baby!).
We’re Alive has been downloaded 12 million times, and I see why. Subscribe if you haven’t, but start from season one, episode one or you’ll be lost. Finally, check out these (spoiler-heavy) promo photos they shot, based on characters and situations from the podcast. Freaking sweet.
There are many opposing groups and subcultures in America. Democrats and Republicans. Red Sox fans and Yankees fans. Coke drinkers and Pepsi drinkers.
Camp people and non-camp people.
I was raised as a non-camp person. That doesn’t mean I never went camping. My family spent one miserable weekend in a state park when I was very young, and as a teenager I attended week-long basketball camp. But I didn’t come back with the undying love of camp culture that infects so many. Today, I’m on the fence. I’d love to be a camp person; they seem so confident and capable, both physically and socially.
This weekend, my 7-year-old and I are going camping. With the Cub Scouts. Overnight, probably in the rain.
Next Monday’s episode of 52 Pickup, my podcast for members, will chronicle the trip. Here’s a teaser. Members will get the full episode in few days.
52 Pickup is my members-only podcast. Episode 29 represents a major revision of the show. Consider it “52 Pickup 2.0.” I’ve made it available here for everyone to listen to, members and non-members alike. If you enjoy it, become a member and get another episode like it every week. I’d appreciate it greatly.
Last week, I read an interesting article in The New York Times by Sherry Turkle. Sherry is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. The article, entitled “The Flight From Conversation,” explores the idea that we as a society have abandoned conversation for connection:
“Human relationships are rich; they’re messy and demanding. We have learned the habit of cleaning them up with technology. And the move from conversation to connection is part of this. But it’s a process in which we shortchange ourselves. Worse, it seems that over time we stop caring, we forget that there is a difference.”
It’s a compelling topic, especially as a person who spends a lot of time using online social tools to communicate with many far-flung friends. In this episode, I explore the idea of technology, social tools, conversation and modern-day, connected friendships.
Patrick Rhone of Minimal Mac and Ged Meheux of The Iconfactory share their thoughts as well.
The Flight From Conversation
Sherry Turkle speaking at TED
The iPhone, an Automobile For Your Mind
Shawn Blanc on the iPhone as an automobile for the mind
What do very happy people all have in common?
Episode 003 of the Home Work podcast is now available. This time, Aaron and I discuss the people who support us and the notion of assembling a “personal board of advisors.”
Episode two of the Home Work podcast is available. This time, Aaron and I discuss setting up a home work space, the importance of a remote, “emergency” office and going lean and mean while traveling. Thanks to 70 Decibels for having us!
This week’s episode is sponsored by Billings from Marketcircle.
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I’m elated to announce the availability of Home Work, a new podcast I’ve got on the 70 Decibels Network with co-host Aaron Mahnke of Wet Frog Studios.
Aaron and I have been working from home for years, and in that time we’ve learned a thing or two. We discuss all of it in the show, like choosing the right equipment (without breaking the bank), dealing with interruptions, building a support team and so much more. Each week features a discussion plus any goodies we found while conducting research. Think of it as the water cooler talk you don’t get while working at home.
I’m quite proud of Home Work and having it on 70 Decibels is, in my mind, a real stamp of approval. Go get episode one now.
Plus, Aaron killed it on the logo.
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